|“||There comes a time, in the evolution of a perfect colony, when the strong are meant to rise above the weak. NOW is that time!||„|
|~ General Mandible|
Antagonists who champion the motto: "survival of the fittest". They differ from Nazis and Supremacists in the fact they do not always value race or nation. They value individual strength and often seek to create a society or world in which only the most ruthless of individuals would exist to father the next generation.
Social Darwinists are not always intentionally villainous and some genuinely believe the philosophy is good; however, application of the philosophy often leads to formation of Fascist states (such as the Fourth Reich) or anarchy in which people must fight to survive.
The most famous example of a Social Darwinist in fiction is the Marvel supervillain, Apocalypse, who became obsessed with the concept and did not care whether someone was human or mutant as long as they had enough strength to survive. His "son", Holocaust, also served as an extreme example and went as far as stating that "none will be strong enough to survive in the world I will create."
As mentioned above the Social Darwinist is often confused with the Nazi or Supremacist but they are different concepts. The Nazi and Supremacist are often racist while the Darwinist is not. They merely believe that the ancient rule of "only the strong survive" is just. There are even some scientists (fictional and real) who try to support the theory that humans should abandon the "weak" in favor of the strong, resulting in many abuses of power. Often Social Darwinism leads to the antagonist's downfall, as they may be occupied with infighting rather than getting rid of the protagonist.
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